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Congratulations on completing your 100 DWL. Have you made permanent changes because of it?

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Day 100

I made it!! I feel stronger and more informed about myself.

There were many good lessons in the book and it is a worthwhile read.

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Day 99

I have made signs before, but somehow I am able to ignore the sign. I will try again.

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Day 98

The holiday traveling has been rough on my eating, and I am looking forward to getting back to my normal routine.

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Day 97 use what works

For weight loss, tracking works. I need to be more disciplined in doing such.

For my problem with jun food, small controlled portions would be acceptable.

Stopping all or nothing thinkin.

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Day 96 what will it take.?

I will need to plan healthy meals, keep portions in mind, exercise regularly, and accept that junk food is not my friend.

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Day 95

My intentions are to stay fit and strong; and have healthy eating habits, while never weighing more than 127.

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Day 94 three columns

I definitely spend most days in the maintain column; which is ok for me.

The ups and downs are slowing diminishing and I am thinking that I am ready for maintenance, but I still want to drop a couple pounds before I start thinking that way.

The trick is eliminating the gain column so that I won't have to worry about the loss column.

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Thanks!! The support here is awesome and I hope to start being more of a support to others in the next 100 days.

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Well done for getting here - I really enjoy reading your posts. I find it very interesting to go back and read my 'last time' posts on the threads. In the next round, starting 1st June, I'm going to participate properly again and post in my Report thread. The way I relate to food has changed a lot!

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Day 93, My 20-year plan

1) What I can do for the next 20 years.
2) Favorite foods
3) Exercise
4) Barriers
5) Crisis management


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Day 92 Accept the solution

This made think a bit. I know what the solution to my problem is, but keeping it in action is difficult. Perhaps, I have not completely accepted the solution and I am trying to skirt around somewhat. That would explain the "yo-yo" never going to far up or to far down.

It will be interesting to look back on these posts in another 100 days to compare my thoughts and reactions.

I know I am looking forward to doing it again with a better understanding of myself and what I really want to achieve.

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Day 91

I have never been overweight, but I have lost and regained the same 10-15 pounds at least 10 times. So, I know I need to change. Binging is never good and must be stopped.

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Day 90 live as if...

Overall, I am very happy with my life and myself. I just need to convince myself that I don't eat junk. I will try to keep saying it until I accept it.

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You are so welcome! One of the best things about SP is seeing how our challenges are often the same or similar and how we can encourage and be encouraged by one another. emoticon

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Day 89 at my best

This is a difficult assignment today. I will do it, but I will have to think about it.

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Day 88 I do care!!

I really needed this one. I feel like I am starting over. Minimizing the damage and moving forward.

I did this early, but really need to put my relapse behind me.

Thanks!!! Gocalgal

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I know I have been in a similar state many times. My favorite mantra is "fall down 7x, get up 8".

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Day 87 Old Habits

Unfortunately, I have experienced a lot of old habits and lack of control this week. The office is crazy (everyone is bickering) and my clients are difficult (I am a probation officer) and I just don't care about this right now, which is such a shame and I feel horrible about it.

I have not thrown in the towel, but I am on an extremely long pause. emoticon

This is not the point of this lesson, but this is my pathetic response. I know it will be better tomorrow. The weekend is coming and I hope to be outdoors, with the family, and having a good time and get back on track.




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Day 86, minimize the damage

I totally was damaging last night. I did good all day, but then we went out for dinner due to a hectic day and of course, we went Mexican as we usually do and it was a good time; but, then of course I overate, had sangria, lots of chips and salsa. I should have been more sensible, had less of all of it as I know I can do, but somehow, last night, I "paused" and then completely ignored my plan and did not care.

Today, I am doing better-- I still ate breakfast, packed a healthy lunch and have the evening planned ahead of time and I will not allow myself to be derailed again.

I should have reached for my tablet, read some lessons, or checked in with sparkpeople prior to leaving the house. I find I am strongest right after I check in here. It is sort of a commitment to discipline and I need to keep doing it.

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Day 85 let it go.

This hard sometimes, but I do agree with the lesson.

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Day 84 The expectation square

This is a good lesson for things beyond weight loss. I think it is very valuable and I certainly need to widen my square in many areas of my life. It is funny, who so many things overlap together.

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Day 83

I have no problems with deprivation. I eat several times a day and usually what I want.

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Day 82

Last ditch eating is not really a problem for me anymore. It has happened, but it has been a long time.

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Day 81 unhook the chains

I am doing an extra day as I missed yesterday and I would like to be done with my first run through by June 1. Also, feeling an extra check in would help solidify my will power.

I have improved so much and do recognize some links and chains, I still have the problem with craving potato chips for unknown reasons I think it is a bit like addiction and even though I know it is empty calories that I would prefer not to consume the desire is still there. The amounts I consume are much less and I am grateful to be learning to be reasonable, but I am still having them more than I would like.

I think sometimes, I just don't care enough. I will have to work on that.

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Day 79 & 80

I have already adjusted to thinking about health vs thin. I am a very fit person that still enjoys snacks. I want to not enjoy snacking, but that seems to be difficult, so moderation and reduced frequency is how I will live until I am able to eliminate them.

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Day 78 Ditch the Critic

This is something I am still working on, but I do agree it makes a huge difference for those who can master it.

I must start thinking, "No matter what you say or do to me, I am still a worthwhile person."

I will try to say it periodically throughout my day today.


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Day 77

I used to use music as ritual to relax, but over the years, that has declined. I currently use wine and cheese in the evening, which is not conducive to my plan as a way to relax. This is probably something that I should improve on.

I also find working out very relaxing, which is a good thing. I do like working out in the evening, so this is probably a better ritual than the wine and cheese. (although, in moderation, there is nothing terribly wrong with it).

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Day 76 Emotional Safety

There are so many things in this book that are helpful and this is a good one, especially for emotional eaters, such as myself.

I have a big problem with this during the day at work as it is difficult to find that emotional safety space. I am able to leave it at the office, but unfortunately the frustrations are still there when I return. I just have to remind myself that I will be going home and that is my happy place.

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Day 75 Small Wins

I can appreciate this lesson and it is good to acknowledge these, but I would like to see bigger wins. I grow inpatient and then get frustrated, which leads back to that head hunger that is explained. I went overboard yesterday with eating, but I am back on track (again).. I want to end the roller coaster ride, but finding it very difficult.

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Day 74. Watch for rainbows

I think this is more important than I used to think. Life is to short and everyday is a gift.

I am looking forward to an active day with positive choices.

Thank you Gill!!

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Well done for keeping on turning the pages in the 100 DWL book out there on your ownsome. Here's to great choices in the week ahead!
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Day 73 all or nothing

Historically, this was me, but I have imporoved over the past few years.

I haven't made the best choices this week, but it could have been worse. I am more motivated today.

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Day 72

This lesson does apply to me at times. Although, my poor eating coices are usually around others.

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Day 71

Hanging in there.

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emoticon for getting back on track!! emoticon Finding that your time of good choices is increasing is emoticon Coming to the realization that food is not good or bad helped me to lose the guilt (most of it) about eating certain foods that I truly can not go forever without eating. Learning to slow down and realize how special they are and to truly savor them has been an amazing.thing. I wish I could say I do it all the time but it comes with practice and more practice. Like you said the time in between increases. emoticon emoticon

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Day 70

Back on track, but I am having difficulty not categorizing food as good or bad.

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Day 69 No cheating allowed

This is something I think all the time and yesterday, was about pauses, and I think I got confused on that I was suppose to pause emoticon . I did great all day, but then binged on chips in the evening, I was not hungry and yet, old habits popped up and a couch potato I did become. Of course, that is followed by guilt and now I feel that I have to get back on track. This yo-yo thinking is driving me crazy and I just can't seem to put an end to destructive choices (although they are random and fewer in between).

It is hard to not say that I cheated, when I feel that I did. Will have to read that one again.

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Day 68

I have had many pauses, but I do manage to get back on track. I want to not have pauses. That is my goal.

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Day 67 never say, I blew it.





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Day 66

I did eat cake, a bit more than I should. I am trying to stay away from the leftover (it was a big cake), but it is calling my name. I need to remind myself that I care about my plan. My son loved it, we don't do dessert regularly, so it is special. Now, its over. I must keep in mind the lessons in the book.

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Day 65 Stimulus Narrowing

I really like this lesson. It is so accurate!! I will have to be careful with this tonight. It is my son's birthday and there is a big beautiful chocolate cake in the house for tonight.

Fortunately, he plans on eating most of it, but I am going to cut it and put it out of sight for the remainder of the evening. I am also planning on "skyping" with my daughter and granddaughter during the "party" time. They can be in on the celebration and I will be preoccupied and less tempted to eat extra cake.

I am also down a bit in weight this morning and I need to be careful not to use that as a license to overindulge.

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Day 64

I have been reaching for mints, but those can add up in calories, too. I think I will add teeth brushing right after dinner instead of waiting until bed time, (an extra brushing won't hurt). The evening is my problematic time frame and this is an easy thing to do and has nothing but positive outcomes.

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Day 63 buffers

I try to do this with chips (my only huge problem) by keeping them in another room. It certainly helps me a bunch, but although, occasionally I get into them anyway. I would like to learn to manage portion control on them, but if that is not possible, I will have to eliminate them entirely. I also never keep extra things in my desk, because I will eat them, even if it a sweet, which is not something, I ever crave or really want. I do it just because it is there. I can have a bowl of candy out at home, and do just fine. It is odd how at work, I have no will power. I think that is connected to work as a trigger for stress. It is interesting how I keep finding connections to this and that.

I am 2/3 the way done with my first 100 days, but I know I will have to keep up with daily reading to continue to progress and maintain what I have learned.



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Day 62 Non food triggers

Most of my triggers are probably non food induced. I am learning to understand them and even when I am not successfully managing them, I am now aware of what I am doing. I have been able to manage them and I will continue to work on that.

For a good note, my "I don't care phase" has passed and I am feeling more motivated. Yesterday was reasonable, although, I may have gone over on calories a bit; but I did not binge, or eat for emotional reasons. Self awareness is key to changing bad habits.



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Day 61 food triggers

I have a lot of these: social situations, holidays, tv, restaurants, I definitely need to manage these better.

I have noticed that I am entering that "I don't care phase" that Linda wrote about on a blog a while back. I know I do care and I need to keep reminding myself that it is just a phase and that it will pass.

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Day 60. Create a stop sign

This makes good sense, and I have done that, but then I find I ignore it. I need to try this again.

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Day 59

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Day 58 heart hunger

This is not really me. I agree with the the idea of 2 kinds of emotional eating, and I am certainly the other one. I would not say never have I experienced heart hungrer, but it is not a problem.

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Day 57

My top two instead of: exercise and scrabble



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4/20/16 1:01 P

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Day 56 head hunger

I must have a lot of head hunger, because those crunchy, salty things are what I grab. First, I really enjoy them so they always sound good. Secondly, I reach for them when frustrated and having to deal with people, or a situation, that I would prefer not to have to deal with. Thirdly, sometimes, I think I deserve them when it has been awhile since I had them, so it is a reward.

Interestingly enough, today I did some volunteer work for Earth Day with our local wellness committee, which I have joined, and I stopped at the gas station and was not even tempted to grab a bag and it was right before lunch. I am super happy about this and think I need to do more things for me. Being around like minded people is beneficial and unfortunately, my fellow workers are not the same as me at all. I had a great time this morning. So, I do believe that correlates to the head hunger that is described in the book.




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4/20/16 3:49 A

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Good insight - and that rebellion is often coloured with some deep-rooted anger about someone else having power over us? I support adults with learning disabilities and snack foods are a big issue with them (because they lead to ill-health and obesity and dental problems!) but they are, mostly, at a cognitive developmental age between toddler & a "tweenager" - and I do think that purchasing these foods is something to do with having some power. Sort of "I can do what I like, you can't stop me - haha!"

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emoticon emoticon for sharing. Glad I searched out your blog. You got me also to thinking about independence because I used to buy donuts from a bakery truck when I babysat. My mother was totally unhappy about this. It was all about control. They are still an emotional trigger for me.

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Day 55

Growing up we had "treats" when something good happened, we had "something special" when something bad happened, no matter what there was always a reason to have indulgences.

The "clean plate', the "it needs used",etc. I was definitely brought up to associate food with every emotion/situation possible. I have overcome most of this thinking, but it still happens, probably more out of habit that anything.

For me social settings and my anxiety create a major over indulgence opportunity that I will usually regret later.

Boredom is another area that I still reach for bags of chips to entertain myself while I watch tv. It is almost like an addiction.

My mother was big on sweets, which I am not, but as I have noted, chips are my downfall. This is something we seldom had in the home and I when I started earning my own money, I was able to buy them whenever I wanted. I just realized that it might have something do to with a sign of independence.
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Day 54 Eating to feel better

I don't know that I have done this, but if so it would backfire. I often end up feeling guilty and wishing that I had not eaten what I did. It usually starts with me saying, that I deserve it, or that have been doing better, or one time won't hurt. I guess in a way is to make me feel better or rewarded in some way.

I find it interesting that even knowing what is right and wrong with the choices that I make, I somehow manage to keep making them. Last night was an example. It started out with one bad choice, and then led to additional bad choices throughout the day and I do not feel better. I feel regretful, but I am still in this and refuse to give up.

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Day 53

There are better ways to manage manage stress than eating. I like to workout, so I should think of exercise as my best friend. I don't want to eat for comfort.

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Day 52. Food is an instant fix

This describes me!! I often have used food when procrastinating and avoiding things in my life.



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